Paying guests and Friends members will have limited access to exhibits today as the facility will be used primarily in an educational capacity for attending students.
Each year, World Water Day (WWD) highlights a specific aspect of freshwater. Under the theme ‘Water and Wastewater’, the year 2017 provides an important opportunity to consolidate and build upon the previous World Water Days to highlight the symbiosis between water and wastewater in the quest for sustainable development.
In keeping with the Aquatarium’s charitable mandate, we would like to celebrate this day with two days of activities (starting on World Water Day), focused on educating students in the region about the importance of freshwater. Additionally, it will be important to tie all the learning opportunities to the Aquatarium’s mission to inspire curiosity in and build a greater appreciation for the Thousand Islands. Thematic content will be delivered by local organizations and partners.
We have secured a guest speaker for March 22 and March 23, Ryan Hreljac from Ryan’s Well Foundation (Kemptville), to speak with the local students. While still a child, he began raising money for those affected by the global water crisis, and has since raised millions of dollars for water and sanitation projects in Africa. As a result of his initiative and work, the Ryan’s Well Foundation was established. His not-for-profit foundation is also focused primarily on education which aligns well with the Aquatarium.
Limited spaces available. If you are a teacher wanting to bring students, please call 613 342 6789 ext 7007 or email email@example.com.